Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been ruled out for three weeks with a groin injury in his right leg.
Messi had to be taken off with an injury mid-way through the second half during the 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou.
The Argentinian international was replaced by Arda Turan and the Turkish international could end up deputising for Messi just as he did for Neymar while on international duty with Brazil.
[BREAKING NEWS] Leo Messi has groin strain in his right leg and he will be out for around 3 weeks pic.twitter.com/LrzDbsgqM6
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 21, 2016
Messi also missed Argentina’s World Cup qualifier with Venezuela earlier this month due to a problem with his groin.